05
Oct
08

Rain

The light

Shines

Through the tiny drops

Of golden rain

As it falls

Lightly

Upon the street

Outside

My Window.

The sound

Of wet tires

Rolls up my

Stairs

To meet me

As the passing

Cars

Speed by

To their destinations

And dry

Garages.

From here,

With my front door

Open,

I can smell

That

Familiar

Yet infrequent

Smell

Of wet asphalt

And the approach

Of Fall

In San Diego.

It’s like

A mild summer

Here,

This time of year,

As the days

Grow

Shorter

And the heat

Decreases-

Slightly.

These unexpected

Rains

Not only wash

Streets

And leave my car covered in dirty spots,

But wash away

A Summer’s weight

Of dust

And skin cracking

Dryness.

By morning there will be

Little

Traces

Of this rain

Ever coming-

Save for those dirty little spots and streaks all over my car.

And a few memories

To last

Until next year.

Timothy Vance Jackson

10/4/08

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